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Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-24-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

I realize that you don't get my point, Kermit. I wish you all the success that your part in this exchange seems to imply, and if we ever happen to run across each other in town I'll be happy to...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-24-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

Actually, I took offense to Michael's remarks for exactly the opposite reason... yes, he has some experience with one side of the manager-client relationship, but he was snottily dismissing people...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-23-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

I understand that you have no significant experience to bring to a discussion about the relationship between writers and managers, but do you have to be quite so strident about it?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-23-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

Fine. Simple question: would you put up with the working relationship described by the OP?

That's the issue that some of us were trying to discuss--and I don't think it's a minor point. I also don't...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-22-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,246
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: A finders fee agreement?

I think that is the most unwittingly hilarious website I have ever read; it also explains so much about your posts. Thank you for the link.
Forum: Writers & Scripts 03-21-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 24,321
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: This is really depressing (but not unexpected)....

Once again, a little research would be your friend. A novelist gets 50-70% on the sale of the rights for merchandise--not 50-70% of gross on those sales. Do you understand the difference? If my...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-21-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

+1

The OP described a working relationship that wouldn't be productive for a lot of writers--and I'm one of them. That's why I posted. I find the eye-rolling above at endless argumentation to be...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-21-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

I will add that these little backhanded comments in which you imply that you're too good for the board are juvenile. And kind of prove the opposite--especially since there are now two professional...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-21-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

I don't understand what platitudinous posts about the relationship between managers and their clients have to do with this discussion. If I didn't value what a manager can bring to the table, I...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-21-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

I obviously wasn't saying this; these discussions are more interesting if you have the intellectual honesty not to argue against strawmen.

A writer doesn't need 520 trite ideas a year--he needs...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-20-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

Maybe you should drop the condescending tone and allow for the possibility that there are pros on this site beyond the three people you know. One of whom made a number of interesting points earlier,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-20-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,653
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: How risky is this move?

I know plenty of extremely successful screenwriters who would tell their newly minted manager to go fvck himself if he demanded that they e-mail him ten ideas a week.

Different writers have...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 03-17-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,433
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Now Iíve finished my script where do I send it?

I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm always happy to pass along a good script to my contacts. Unless it comes from someone who posts stupid, ill-informed advice on the internet. Those scripts go...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-24-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 46,243
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: The Concept Seller

This doesn't go against your overall point, but Shawn Christensen sold Abduction in 2010 with Taylor Lautnor attached for a big pile of money. It's currently in production--I don't know how much it...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-21-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 31,345
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Best Script Coverage to Generate Queries?

That obviously wasn't her theory. And it's intellectually dishonest to pick out one little piece of a well-thought out response to your points and mischaracterize it in a transparent attempt to...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 02-10-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,869
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Reviewed on ScriptShadow

Yes, this is a much more elegant version of what I was trying to say. I also would agree not to get fixated on the masks... my guess is Carson was using that specific example to illustrate that...
Forum: Articles, Books, Blogs, Magazines, DVDs & Podcasts 02-09-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,869
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Reviewed on ScriptShadow

Once you decided to fictionalize the story, the bar you have to clear changed. Facts are inherently gripping, but once we enter movie world people expect to be entertained when they read about the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-06-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,268
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Backlash against the pros

As I said, nobody's arguing with that point... there are lots of different routes. Some people go to film school. Some people intern in the industry. Some people work in a video store. Some people...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-06-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,268
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Backlash against the pros

Just because it's unnecessary to you doesn't mean it's unnecessary. People who don't have managers and agents and friends who are pro writers need quality feedback too. And yeah, one way to get that...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-06-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,268
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Backlash against the pros

Sure, there are lots of ways to break into the industry. But why do you object to a writer paying a professional reader a fee--the same fee the reader charges a studio--to get a take on his material?...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 02-02-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,144
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: A read and Big 4 referral from pros???

Some wannabe screenwriters are pushy, high-maintenance a$$holes who alienate people who otherwise might help them.

Also a huge obstacle.
Forum: Sites, Services, Software, & Supplies 01-18-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,361
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Scriptshadow

How many times does this need to be said... if you're trying to help PJ, don't come to a public forum and repeat ANYTHING that she told you that is even tangentially related to this case. Period. No...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-15-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,523
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Big Budget Tentpoles

Because writing is fvcking hard.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-15-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,523
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Big Budget Tentpoles

If you're just determined to have an excuse, go for it. Me... I think it's empowering to realize that the reason you aren't getting attention is because your stuff isn't good enough yet. It puts your...
Forum: Writers & Scripts 12-14-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,802
Posted By MrEarbrass
Re: Black List Sneak Peak

Yes, it's an inexcusable violation of YOUR liberties that you can't read somebody else's work whenever you want, regardless of whether they want you to or it might actually hurt them.
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